Health Benefits of Coconut Milk and How to Cook with Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is made from a brew of coconut meat and water. But don’t confuse it with lower-calorie coconut water. Rich and thick and more like cream than milk, coconut milk packs an eye-opening 445 calories and 48 grams of fat (43 grams saturated) per cup. That’s where “lite” coconut milk comes in: you can substitute “lite” coconut milk for traditional coconut milk to trim roughly two-thirds the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor, as we do in our healthy coconut-milk recipe for Coconut-Milk Chicken Curry.